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Smoked Pork Brisket Recipe

Paul Sidoriak
Pork brisket is something you should be cooking on your smoker but probably aren't.
This dish is easy to make as the heat, smoke, and seasoning rub do the majority of the work.
Your hardest decision will be how many people you invite to sample this delicious and relatively undiscovered cut of meat.
4 from 30 votes
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 3 hrs
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 d 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Pork
Cuisine Low Carb
Calories 247 kcal


  • 1 skinless pork brisket 2.5 pounds
  • ¾ cup of your favorite pork seasoning


  • Rinse the pork brisket and pat dry
  • Season the pork brisket liberally on all sides with your favorite pork rub or pork seasoning
  • Wrap the seasoned pork brisket tightly in plastic wrap
  • Allow the seasoned and wrapped pork brisket to rest overnight in the refrigerator
  • Preheat your smoker to 225 F
  • Place the pork brisket on a wire rack over a tray to catch any juices while roasting
  • Place the pork brisket in the smoker and smoke for 1 hour
  • Raise the temperature on the smoker to 275F
  • Continue to roast for an additional 2 hours or until the pork brisket reaches an internal temperature of 175F
  • Remove the pork brisket and wrap it tightly in foil
  • Allow the pork brisket to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to one hour
  • Slice and enjoy



Sliced pork brisketThe final finish temperature of this pork brisket will be between 175-180F which is perfect for slicing.
If you prefer the pork to be shredded consider wrapping the meat in foil at 160F and continue cooking until it reaches an internal temperature of 200-203F.


Serving: 1gCalories: 247kcalProtein: 27gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 150mg
Keyword pellet grill, pork, pork brisket, smoked pork
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